We all assumed this would happen, but now it is official (via UPI
The Republican presidential debate scheduled for Monday in Oregon has been canceled, state GOP Chairman Allen Alley said.
"At this point in the race, there has been a shift in the flow of the campaigns from the debate environment to a strategic state-by-state approach," Alley said in a release. "It is clear that the Republican presidential campaign has entered a new phase where the candidates do not want to debate each other."
The debate, sponsored by The Washington Times, Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Republican Party, would have been the 21st debate of the primary.
The Times said Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum couldn't commit to the debate, while Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul had agreed to participate.
Apparently Romney said no first, and then Santorum followed. I think Rick should have agreed and then called Romney a wimp.